2018 Municipal By-Election – 1 Councillor Position
2018 Municipal By-Election
1 COUNCILLOR POSITION
Nomination Day is Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
• Nomination Packages can be picked up from the Elk Point Town Office, 4914 – 50 Avenue) The next general Municipal Election is Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Registration of Candidates
Individuals who intend to receive donations for their campaign must file an Application for Registration of Notice of Intent to become a Candidate for Municipal Office with the Returning Officer prior to accepting donations. Individuals intending to self-fund their campaign are not required to file a notice of intent, in accordance with the Local Authorities Election Act, Section 147.21.
Nomination Eligibility – You are eligible for nomination if you meet ALL the following criteria:
- You are eligible to vote in this election
- You are a resident of Elk Point for 6 consecutive months immediately preceding Nomination Day
- You are not otherwise ineligible or disqualified
- See Section 22 of the Local Authorities Election Act for Ineligibility of Candidates.
Voter Eligibility Voter Eligibility – You are eligible to vote if you meet ALL of the following criteria:
- You are 18 years of age or over
- You are a Canadian citizen
- You have lived in Alberta for the 6 consecutive months immediately preceding Election Day (since April 16, 2017)
- You are a resident of Elk Point
- You have acceptable voter identification
- You have not voted in this election before
- You sign a declaration that you meet these qualifications
Voter Identification Requirements
In order to vote, you MUST produce identification for inspection. The identification must be one of the following as required by Section 53 of the Local Authorities Election Act.
- One piece of photo identification issued by Canadian government which includes the elector’s name and current address
- Operator/Driver’s License; Government Photo Identification Care (for non-driver’s); or One piece of identification authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer under the Election Act that establishes the elector’s name and current address.
- Attestation of Residence issued by the authorized representative (landlord) of a commercial property management company;
- Attestation of Residence issued by the responsible authority of a Supportive Living Facility;
- Bank/Credit Card statement or person cheque;
- Correspondence issued by a school, college or university;
- Government cheque or cheque stub;
- Income/property tax assessment notice;
- Insurance policy or coverage card;
- Letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee;
- Pension Plan statement of benefits, contributions or participation;
- Residential lease or mortgage statement.
- Statement of government benefits, e.g. employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support or child tac benefit;
- Utility bill, e.g. telephone, public utilities commission, television, hydro, gas or water and
- Vehicle ownership or insurance certificate.
If you require more information on the upcoming election, please contact Lynn Proskiw, Returning Officer, at (780)724-3810 or by email: [email protected]
Note: the above is condensed information provided as assistance to the public only. For exact wording of the legislation, please refer to the Local Authorities Election Act.
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